janis joplin

Rock Flashback: The Bosstown Sound

In 1968, a record producer named Alan Lorber started hyping “the Bosstown Sound” as a marketing concept. Other American cities had their influential scenes — Detroit, Memphis, San Francisco — so why not Boston? The […]

08/12/2011

Rock Flashback: Beyond “Brown Sugar”

As we noted earlier this week, “Brown Sugar” by [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]the Rolling Stones[/lastfm] hit the Billboard Hot 100 forty years ago. It was the highest-debuting song of the week. A couple of the other new songs […]

05/07/2011

27 Club

Between 1969-1971, the world lost four unrivaled musicians when Janis Joplin, Brian Jones, Jim Morrison and Jimi Hendrix all died either by the hand of heroin or another substance. This coincidental phenomenon generated the name […]

04/06/2011

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